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With an area of almost three square miles, Hillsdale is located in the northern portion of Bergen County, New Jersey. Woodcliff Lake and Park Ridge are located to its north while Westwood and River Vale are located to the south of the borough. The Garden State Parkway runs right through the western edge of Hillsdale, easily connecting it to other boroughs. Ramapo, New York is the largest city nearby and is just eight miles to the northwest of Hillsdale. Jersey City and New York City are both approximately 20 miles away towards the south. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population for the borough was 10,219. This is a slight increase from the 2000 Census and the 1990 Census. While Hillsdale is a local community with only 13% of residents foreign-born, it represents diverse backgrounds. The residents come from lineages of Irish, Italian, German, Polish and Russian. About 63% of the residents are married with 5% being divorced.

Hillsdale offers several parks for outdoor lovers with Stony Brook Swim Club providing pools for all ages, a water slide and playground. Residents can enjoy the walking trails in Beechwood Park or bring their kids to the playground. Nearby interchange 168 provides access to the Garden State Parkway for commuters. They can also use public transportation via the Hillsdale train station or bus service to reach other communities. Children can attend the Hillsdale public schools through eighth grade before moving on to Pascack Valley High School.

Hillsdale is one of the communities that The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen serves. With his focus on family law, Mr. Van Aulen has handled hundreds of cases on divorce, child custody and visitation. He has also drawn up prenuptial agreements and handled modification of support requests. He understands the technical aspects of these documents to ensure they stand up in court. With his twenty-two years of experience in family law, he has successfully handled numerous cases for his clients. In fact, he has battled many difficult cases and is not afraid of a tough fight. At the same time, Mr. Van Aulen is trained as a mediator and is effective at negotiations to avoid the pain and expense of a trial. He also served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. It is this combination of experience that has broadened his skill set and made him an effective attorney for his clients. He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Attorney. This is a distinction that is only given to a few of the many practicing lawyers in the State of New Jersey and further sets him apart. To achieve this certification, he had to complete additional continuing education courses and be reviewed by his peers. He also passed an extensive exam as part of the requirement.

The office for Mr. Van Aulen is in Saddle Brook New Jersey, If you need legal advice for a family situation you are dealing with, Mr. Van Aulen is an attorney that you can turn to. He listens to your situation and understands the emotional as well as the legal battle you are dealing with. He provides the support you need while mounting a solid case on your behalf.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen handle many types of cases under family law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • International Child Abuduction
  • Restraining Orders
  • Post–Divorce Issues

Don’t try to deal with the legal aspects of divorce or child custody on your own when you can have an attorney by your side who is dedicated to your case. Mr. Van Aulen is a committed, experienced attorney who will provide a strong legal case for your particular situation. Contact him today at 201-845-7400 for a free initial consultation to discuss your circumstances.

Client Reviews
Peter has integrity, and values his relationships with his clients beyond his financial relationship with them. For me to say this about any lawyer is really saying something. He is compassionate, straightforward and knowledgeable. I would easily recommend him to anybody. Lewie W.
Peter Van Aulen handled my case with great diligence and integrity. He is also a compassionate individual who realizes what a difficult time divorce can be emotionally. Peter works hard and doesn't take any shortcuts in preparing for a case… I highly recommend Mr. Van Aulen and his staff. Chuck Solomon
Peter is an exceptionally great attorney. He handled my child custody case and was able to ease any of my concerns with honest answers. He always took the time to explain the pros/cons and was always available to answer any questions that I had… I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who is looking for one. Jessica Cruz
Peter Van Aulen is a very compassionate, honest and straightforward person. He was there for me at my lowest point with a genuine concern not only for my situation, but for me and my child's well being above all… He is fair and he is strong and when push comes to shove he is there for you. Cathy Dodge
Our cousin used Peter's law office to help with a sticky custody situation. He was extremely responsive, very nice and most importantly did an awesome job with the court! He is awesome. Lawrence Polsky

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